1. Not Urinating After Sex
Plenty of women believe that washing immediately after sex can prevent UTIs from happening but, urinating is actually a better preventive measure.
Urinating flushes out the bacteria in your urethra so that infections don’t occur.
So, on top of washing yourself just after intercourse, be sure to urinate too.
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2. Holding In Your Urine
We know, we do it some times too but did you know, holding in your urine can be really harmful? Germs multiply when you hold in your urine and may cause UTIs to happen.
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3. Wiping From Back To Front
Wiping from back to front can introduce fecal bacteria to your urethra which eventually causes UTIs and infections to happen. The right way is to wipe from front to back.
Keep it clean by using a bidet too.
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4. You've Have too Much Sex
According to Mary Jane Minkin of Yale School of Medicine, having too much sex could actually cause you to get a UTI. That’s because, upon doing the deed, bacteria can move from your butt to your urethra accidentally.
So, as mentioned in the previous slide, make it a point to wash and pee whenever you’re done.
5. You Don't Drink Enough Water
Drinking enough water means that toxins and bacteria finds its way out of your digestive system and urinary tract faster instead of building up in those places.